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  • Oh Father… Thoughts on losing my father

    The Tree


    {Pardon me, this post is a slight deviation from my usual posts, but sharing this here is cathartic for me.}

    When your father dies, he takes your childhood with him. – Russian proverb

    I mourned the loss of my father years before he died. One of the things he taught … Continue Reading...

  • Breakfast – Mother’s Day

    Breakfast - Mother's Day

    My favourite childhood memories are of my mom making us breakfast; fermented corn-dough porridge (koko), thick creamy oatmeal, fried egg sandwiches with hot cocoa and crepe-like pancakes on special occasions.

    Food has always been an integral part of our family; from when we struggled to grow enough to … Continue Reading...

  • A Sad Day

    There’s a practice in my culture where you’re not supposed to eat when a grandparent (and perhaps any close relative) dies. I think the reasoning is that being overcome by grief makes you lose your appetite.
    When I was a kid I used to think it was symbolic of … Continue Reading...

  • A Short Visit In Pictures

    Last weekend, my cousin visited briefly from San Francisco.
    And although the visit was kicked off with a medical emergency that involved a hurried drive to Seattle and back, we managed to make the most of our short time together.
    For a little while we played tourist in our little … Continue Reading...

  • A Brunch

    Brunch for Mom

    After weeks of trying to come up with the perfect gift for my mom for Mother’s Day last month, my siblings and I decided we’d make her brunch instead.
    And by ‘we’, I mean @adjoa – who is really the cook in the family, the rest of us are just … Continue Reading...